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shayphoto

macrumors newbie
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Aug 21, 2010
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I woke up this morning and my magic mouse was backwards. When I left click, it performs a right click function. Likewise when I right click it performs and left click function. Not the end of the world, but it will definatley take quite some time to retrain my brain. I also realized that there was a book on the left corner of my keyboard all night. Is there anyway I can switch this back?? I've been in system preferences and the only button I can change is the right click? Please help or guide me in the right direction. Thanks in advance to anyone with help!!
 

LPZ

macrumors 65816
Jul 11, 2006
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I woke up this morning and my magic mouse was backwards. When I left click, it performs a right click function. Likewise when I right click it performs and left click function. Not the end of the world, but it will definatley take quite some time to retrain my brain. I also realized that there was a book on the left corner of my keyboard all night. Is there anyway I can switch this back?? I've been in system preferences and the only button I can change is the right click? Please help or guide me in the right direction. Thanks in advance to anyone with help!!

Are you sure you have it oriented correctly? :rolleyes: Is the Apple logo upside down? :rolleyes:
 

chown33

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Staff member
Aug 9, 2009
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Beyond the pale
Where did you go in System Preferences?

Mine has a Mouse pane with a "Primary mouse button" pair of radio buttons. You should have Left selected, not Right. I don't have a Magic Mouse, so your Mouse pane might look different. If there's a separate pane or tab for Magic Mouse, you'd have to go there for all the functions other than Primary mouse button. Example: I have a Wacom Tablet pane that configures all my tablet interactions.

Maybe you can unplug the keyboard and the mouse, then plug them in again so the system re-recognizes them. Or borrow a different mouse temporarily, and use it to setup some saner settings before switching back to Magic Mouse.
 

LPZ

macrumors 65816
Jul 11, 2006
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Maybe you can unplug the keyboard and the mouse, then plug them in again so the system re-recognizes them. Or borrow a different mouse temporarily, and use it to setup some saner settings before switching back to Magic Mouse.

Pointing the mouse right side up is easier. :rolleyes:

I woke up this morning and my magic mouse was backwards. When I left click, it performs a right click function. Likewise when I right click it performs and left click function. Not the end of the world, but it will definatley take quite some time to retrain my brain. I also realized that there was a book on the left corner of my keyboard all night. Is there anyway I can switch this back?? I've been in system preferences and the only button I can change is the right click? Please help or guide me in the right direction. Thanks in advance to anyone with help!!

Ok, I'll be serious. Go to System Preferences --> Mouse. Set "Secondary Click" to "Right". If you set it to "Left" then by default your Primary Click is set to "Right", ie, your mouse function is transposed.
 

Ran the Man

macrumors newbie
Jun 8, 2016
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MacBook Air Mouse Problems
Solved!!!
The mouse was jumping all
around, sticking to screens,
right click working and left click
on pad not working!!!!!

1. Restart by right clicking
the "Apple" at top right of
Computer screen.
2. Press Enter button on right
to get computer to restart.
3. Quickly use right click to
close out "FaceTime" screen...this
will be first time "right click" will
work to close out "FaceTime" screen.
4. Go to Restart and restart again
using Enter key.
5. Quickly as computer is coming
back on ... Go to systems menu
and go to "Trackpad" and turn
Mouse or Pad "Tracking all the
way Fast".

MacBook Air should now work GREAT!!!!
 
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